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San Diego Grounds Maintenance Professionals

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Jose Torres
4.8
from 123 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 205 hires on Thumbtack
Erin C.
Verified review

Jose helped us with a new irrigation project for our large yard. He was on time and polite and offered suggestions on how to complete the yard project. He also built a small retaining wall. He was very easy to communicate with over text messages and was always responsive to our requests. I will also be hiring him for our ongoing yard maintenance. I would highly recommend him for your next landscaping project.

  • 18 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly O.
Verified review

We found Stay Green and Clean Landscaping Services on Thumbtack.com. They came out to our home and gave us a proposal for cleaning/trimming up the front and back yard. When the job was completed, the yard looked amazing! We will be using them for a bi-weekly service now. We highly recommend this company!

  • 24 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
Alyson J.
Verified review

Jose was the first to respond to my request for someone to perform concrete installation in the courtyard of our home (which was previously filled with dirt and plants) and he offered to come out the same day to provide an estimate. Not only did he show up on time, but he provided an affordable estimate and said he could start the following day (a huge plus!). My stepdad who's been in the commercial construction industry for 40+ years was there for the meeting as well and was thoroughly impressed with Jose's knowledge when discussing the his strategy for job. The day of the project, Jose and his crew (who were also outstanding) showed up on time and did an AMAZING job. I couldn't be happier with the final results. The crew was professional and cleaned and hauled everything away when they were done. If you're looking for construction services, I would highly recommend Jose's services!

John Landscape
4.6
from 53 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Dee P.
Verified review

John did a great job. He took care of the job as he said and let's just say it was not an easy job. Very reasonably priced. Also did the job 2 days ahead of original schedule. Definitely will refer. Also hired him on a monthly maintenance schedule because of the good work and reasonable price.

  • 17 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Greg and his crew attacked the job of clearing cacti from my yard and stumping a tree. They were cautious, diligent and energetic. His crew worked effectively as a team and completed the job, including thorough clean up, within the estimated time. GM Tree Service and Landscaping provides excellent service.

R & R Services
4.6
from 46 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Allan K.
Verified review

Ricardo was very professional and timely in his responses to me. Gave me a more than reasonable quote and arrived on time. No reservations at all about hiring his company again when I need their services. A plus in my book!

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MP Construction
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wally V.
Verified review

My irrigation pipes burst and caused water to drain from underneath my driveway next to my lawn. Mateo Pedro (MP) was quick to respond when I posted the job and he met with me the same day at 5pm. He dug up part of the lawn and provided a preliminary assessment on his own time. MP was kind, courteous, and professional. He quoted me a flat price that was very fair considering the work that had to be done without knowing the entirety of the problem. He took the time to evaluate my irrigation system and provided tips on improving lawn maintenance. I contracted with MP and he showed up a 7am the next morning and fixed the problem that day and after completing the repair he did a great job of cleaning up. I would definitely recommend MP if I have any additional handyman work in the future. Great Job Mateo!

  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Christine C.
Verified review

Coastline Landscape Development was very prompt to supply a design that would fit our needs and still give us the curb appeal. With the drought we thought that the only way to get a low maintenance landscape was to just have succulents and mulch installed in our property, but no Omar presented a reliable design with dozens of plants that bloom through various seasons giving us color throughout the whole year. My wife loves the whole installation from plants all the way too the pavers installation. Not only did we want a low maintenance landscape but also some hardscape for our patio areas. Coastline Landscape Development installed Antique Cobble Manor pavers, Country Manor retaining wall and Artificial Turf. What we like the most is that not only does the hardscape comes together but as well so does the installation of the plants, it all blends in together with the hardscape and artificial turf. I would recommend Coastline Landscape Development to any one who doesn't have a green thumb and wants great quality work. Thanks Omar and Coastline Landscape Development

  • 10 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Hilary W.
Verified review

Turned up on time. Did really good work. removed all dry rot, replaced, sealed and painted new wood trim which had to be cut to size and fit. Gave good advice on maintenance care. Kept to price which was good.Also made a helpful inspection of other areas of concern and quoted same day for those repairs.Left everything clean and tidy.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Tom S.
Verified review

Vincent has done my maintenance for more than 10 years. He is trustworthy, hard working, and a true professional.

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  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maysem M.
Verified review

He is professional, I never think that my Ugly back yard will be as now, but I am more than happy and I can’t describe my feeling. I really thank this guy from my bottom of my heart to makes my back yard looks wonderful. Recommend him for everyone. Thank you San Diego Landscaping and maintenance to do an excellent job. Thank you with good luck 👍🍀

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Jarrells Lawn & Landscape
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jay C.
Verified review

Overall great experience. Gave a great quote, was right on time and got it done quickly. Had a lot of maintenance that needed to be done and everything worked out great! Will definitely hit him up for consistent maintenance.

  • 14 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Stacy A.
Verified review

Abraham was very professional, reliable, and flexible. He is attentive and goes out of his way to make sure you’re happy. Very friendly too. I would recommended and use his services again!

Down Under Services
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Cameron T.
Verified review

Worked with Mike Gross. Hired to do a small job, which was to fix a leaking sprinkler valve. Was highly responsive and accommodating even though it was a small job. And was friendly despite my having to go back and forth on hiring due to issues with another service provider. Did good quick work.

  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Angela Y.
Verified review

Gordon was prompt to respond, scheduled me in quickly, and followed through with excellent work. They were able to repair a bad pipe breakage along with several other repair/maintenance projects, including relocating a few sprinkler heads. My entire irrigation system was in need of TLC and he restored it to “good health”.

Point Loma Landscapes
4.6
from 14 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Jon D.
Verified review

We needed a custom solution to a landscaping drainage issue and Richard provided a great solution. Not a simple assignment but we were happy with the communication, follow up, and quality of the work.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Billie R.
Verified review

Lloyd is magnificent! Thorough in his work, reasonably priced, helpful suggestions, pleasant to work with. He is definitely someone I hope to have a long-term relationship for my home maintenance. Recommend highly!

  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
Verified review

Lawn Love did a great job for my lawn! I contacted them regarding basic mowing and maintenance on my lawn. Not only were they quick to respond, they scheduled me a job right away! The lawn tech who showed up was quick, thorough and also gave me recommendations on what to do to keep my grass growing green. I've been using Lawn Love every week and I love the way my lawn looks!

Athletic Turf Solutions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Randy B.
Verified review

ATS was on time and extremely professional. They really took the time to prep the ground foundation, scraping away about 5 inches of existing soil, dirt, pebbles and sod, and infilling with drainage pebbles, weed prevention fabric, decomposed granite, the high quality beautiful turf, and sand. They thoroughly cleaned up the work area, and answered all my questions about the installation process and how to maintain the turf. They made sure the area had positive and effective drainage as well. I would highly recommend Athletic Turf Solutions for both residential and professional installations. I am extremely satisfied with the installation and the customer service and communication. Thank you especially to James and Roberto for your attention to detail. A+++ business, honest, professional, and reasonably priced!

  • 33 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Felipe C.
Verified review

Russell and his team renovated my outdoors; he was on time and finished the job in a fast and effective manner. They did an exceptional job creating an environment that has multiple lives and blooms as the season's change. Russell visits for maintenance on a regular basis, he is there to oversee the growth of our garden and make sure all of our plants are healthy and green. They leave your outdoor space looking picture perfect. They are quick, professional, knowledgeable, and most of all incredibly talented at what they do. He has cleaned up my planters, which has allowed for new growth. I would highly recommend Russell and his team for any sized job!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christine F.
Verified review

Brendan did a great job with weeding and yard maintenance at my house. He was very responsive, punctual and professional. I highly recommend go, go, green!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What does a landscape contractor do?

Landscape contractors work from outdoor architectural or design plans to build and install hardscaping or softscaping for the client, much as a general contractor uses architectural designs to build a house. Landscape contractors are experts in soil drainage, grading, hardscaping (installing concrete paths and retaining wall, building ponds, etc.), and planting. They have heavy equipment such as excavators and tractors to prepare the land as needed.

Some landscape contractors are also landscape architects or landscape designers. The titles can be compared with those in home construction: A building or landscape architect must earn a specialized architecture degree and pass an exam to have a license. A designer — whether an interior designer or a landscape designer — does not usually require a license to work. Landscape contractors are not required by law to work from plans designed by a landscape architect, so you may work directly with the landscape contractor to specify the work you’d like done. The national average cost for large-scale landscaping projects is $10,160. Pricing can vary greatly depending on the project scope, materials and design.

How do you find a good landscape architect?

Hiring a landscape architect is an investment in your home. Landscaping can reduce water bills, improve your home resale value, add to your daily living experience and significantly boost curb appeal. A landscape architect will draw the designs for your new landscape; you’ll want to hire a landscape contractor to carry out the plans. Many companies provide design-build landscaping services, with a company architect creating plans for your vision and the landscape contractor executing the vision. With the proper academic background and licensing, a person can be both landscape architect and landscape contractor. Here are a few tips for finding a great landscape architect:

  • Research online portfolios and find several landscape architects whose work interests you.
  • Read online reviews of client experiences.
  • Research whether the landscape architects you are interested in are currently licensed and in good standing with the licensing board, and check whether any complaints have been issued against them. Each state will have their own searchable database. For example, you can search for California landscape architects via the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • Request bids from your selected landscape architects.
  • Hire the one you like the most, taking care to have a clearly written contract outlining scope of work.

For more, check out our tips for smart hiring on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to have landscaping done?

Professional landscaping can help reinvent your outdoor space, boost your curb appeal and get a major return on investment with. Landscaping can encompass anything from adding new plants, trees and shrubs, to leveling the ground and laying sod for a lawn, to building in hardscaping such as sidewalks, water features or retaining walls. The national average landscaping price is $10,160. Landscaping prices can be far lower (with hourly rates ranging from $50 to $150) if you’re only seeking professional help with softscaping or seeking consultation on landscape design. Softscaping means adding or changing horticultural elements, such as planting a garden or adding a hedge. Hardscaping is where costs can really start to rise. Hardscaping requires labor and heavy equipment to excavate the earth; you may need to pour concrete, or you may need a pro who can transport and place gravel and other inorganic elements. Your total landscaping cost will vary based on the amount of work you want done, how much labor is required, and the cost of the materials you are using. A good rule of thumb for a major landscaping project, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects, is to budget 5 percent to 10 percent of the value of your home.

How much does it cost to landscape your front yard?

Prices for landscaping your front yard can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the scale of your front yard project. Your landscaping price will reflect how much change you implement, how much labor is required, and the cost of materials.

Landscaping is typically made up of softscaping and hardscaping. Softscaping refers to selecting trees, bushes, flowers and plants to achieve a desired aesthetic and to meet goals such as having a drought-tolerant yard. Hardscaping refers to moving earth, installing structures, and putting in decorative stonework, sidewalks or lighting. For softscaping, you may want to hire a landscape designer to consult on your plants and layout, and then do the digging and planting yourself or hire a gardner to handle the heavy lifting. A landscape designer’s hourly rate may range from $50 to $150 or more. If you want a turnkey approach, meaning someone who works with you to create the vision and then executes all the work, landscaping pricing will typically come down to a cost per square foot rather than an hourly rate. It’s a solid investment: Great landscaping can add up to 28 percent value to your home.

What should you look for when hiring a landscaper?

Landscaping can be costly — though it usually pays off in curb appeal and home resale value — so finding a landscaper who is worth the investment is important. When hiring a landscaper, look for proven success with the type of results you want. For example, if you know you want a drought-tolerant yard, research websites, reviews and portfolios that showcase beautiful drought-tolerant yards that the landscaper has installed. In addition to relevant experience, you’ll want to find a landscape contractor who has good client reviews. Good communication skills are another important quality in a landscape contractor, since everything from plant selection to hardscape installation needs to be discussed and agreed upon. A landscape contractor who is reliable, easy to understand and able to listen to what you want will help make the process seamless and enjoyable.

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